My Faith Journey
I love Jesus more than anyone or anything. It hasn't always been this way though. Jesus was just another person who walked on the earth. I grew up in the Catholic church so I knew all the stories about God. I knew that Jesus died on the cross for me. I was also taught that I needed to earn my way to heaven. It wasn’t until college, that I met people who weren’t Catholics. To be totally honest, I thought everyone was Catholic. Until I met the girls on my floor during my freshman year of college.
My roommate Amy and floormate Christy were the ones most instrumental in talking to me about Jesus. They helped me to see that the only way to heaven was by accepting Jesus as my Lord and Savior. He did the work on the cross to save me. I didn’t need to earn my way to heaven nor could I ever. I just needed to accept this free gift of salvation. At the age of 18, I asked Jesus to be the Lord and Savior of my life that September of 1996.
Amy shared with me what a devotional time was and that I could have my own Bible. She taught me how to dig into God’s word and go to any time I needed help. I am so thankful that Amy and Christy took the time to speak into my life and tell me about Jesus. Literally, I am forever changed and grateful.
Now, I can't imagine life without Jesus nor do I want to live without Him. Jesus is the best thing that has ever happened to me. And I can't help but tell others about Him. Do you know Jesus as your Lord and Savior? If you don't, I'd love to talk with you.
God’s Word is filled with so much richness. Some of my favorite Bible verses are:
"Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus." Philippians 4:6-7
"Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things." Philippians 4:8
My Prayer for You:
“For this reason I bow my knees before the Father, from whom every family in heaven and on earth is named, that according to the riches of his glory he may grant you to be strengthened with power through his Spirit in your inner being, so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith—that you, being rooted and grounded in love, may have strength to comprehend with all the saints what is the breadth and length and height and depth, and to know the love of Christ that surpasses knowledge, that you may be filled with all the fullness of God.
Now to him who is able to do far more abundantly than all that we ask or think, according to the power at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, forever and ever. Amen.”
There are so many amazing books to read that draw us closer to God and help us grow in our walks with Him. Here are just a few of the books that have helped me to grow in my faith.
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Check out this post to read about other books that I am reading this year.